Curriculum reform in the Arab world has been a recurrent issue in the past two decades. It has been presented as a major means for improving students’ educational outcomes and attainment. Despite numerous attempts at reform, the educational outcomes for children in the Arab world remain low particularly in the public sectors leading to a sharp increase in inequality, poverty and deprivation of large sectors of the society.
Rethinking the Curriculum in Lebanon and the Arab World
Reconciliating Ideologies and Pedagogies
The conference “Curriculum Reform: Regional and international perspectives”, examines how Arab countries have attempted to reform their curricula in the last decade. It will focus on the existing debates including current trends and theories nationally, regionally and internationally. The conference revisits the theoretical and philosophical debates concerning the role of a curriculum and unpack some of the current practices in the Arab world which tend to be focused on knowledge and the economy. It adopts a social justice perspective and hence will analyse the extent to which curricula reform aspire to address this agenda and how they go about achieving that.
Funded by Open Society Foundation
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